The rain will arrive later in the Inland Empire but is expected to bring up to half an inch west of the mountains and up to 1.5 inches in higher terrain. Less than a quarter inch is forecast for desert areas, NWS said. Snow is also in the forecast, though it will only be at elevations above 8,000 feet through Saturday. By late Sunday, it may begin falling around 7,000 feet, forecasters said. The weather system will also bring a large west swell to beaches this weekend. High surf advisories will be in effect for the Central Coast and Ventura County from 2 a.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday, and from 4 a.m. Saturday to 4 a.m. Sunday in Orange and San Diego counties.
Here are the latest rainfall projections through Sunday. SLO County: 0.50-1.00", local 1.00-2.00" for NW foothills. SBA/Ventura/LA counties: 0.25-0.50", local 0.50-1.50" for S-SW facing foothills/mountains. #LArain #LAWeather #cawx #Socal pic.twitter.com/b1N83tCfm7— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) December 6, 2019
High Surf Advisories posted for #CentralCoast and Ventura Coast later tonight through early Sun morning. Strong rip currents can also be expected. #cawx #Socal #LAWeather #SLOWeather pic.twitter.com/OgpqLaC581— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) December 6, 2019
Periods of rain will likely continue through Sunday across SW Calif impacting weekend travel and holiday event. Highest rainfall amounts expected to be focused across SLO County and all S-SW facing foothills/mtns of SW Calif. #LArain #LAWeather #cawx #socal pic.twitter.com/UeH1mJ7Fmr— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) December 6, 2019
With #LARain heading our way, @LAHomeless will be operating certain winter shelters 24 hours a day starting tonight at 5 pm. The full list of locations can be viewed here: https://t.co/FasXr5Hja9 or on https://t.co/EbVywfaM02 https://t.co/HAg2aRFxZe— Los Angeles County (@CountyofLA) December 7, 2019